Geoffrey Mohan

Writer

Geoff joined the Los Angeles Times in 2001 from Newsday, where he was a Latin American correspondent in Mexico City. He was hired as a statewide roamer, but was quickly drafted into coverage of Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Soon after returning, he was sent out to the front lines of the California wildfires, and was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning breaking news team in 2003. Looking for a break from the action, he took refuge behind the editing desks in foreign and metro, serving as the environment editor and later, the state editor. He returned to reporting two years ago in Science, where he’s been writing about Ebola, African-clawed frogs and mathematicians who can predict NCAA winners. Now he’s coming full circle, back to roaming the state in search of stories about farmers, drought and innovation in agriculture and food science.

Recent Articles

  • Medfly quarantine expands in San Fernando Valley

    Medfly quarantine expands in San Fernando Valley

    Agricultural officials have imposed a 101-square-mile quarantine that will restrict the movement of fruit, produce and ornamental plants in the San Fernando Valley, after Mediterranean fruit flies were detected near Panorama City. Properties within 657 feet of the site will be treated with Spinosad,...

  • Two convicted in elaborate scheme to counterfeit 5-Hour Energy drink

    Two convicted in elaborate scheme to counterfeit 5-Hour Energy drink

    A federal jury has convicted a San Diego-area couple on conspiracy charges in connection with an elaborate scheme to sell millions of bottles of counterfeit 5-Hour Energy shots in the U.S., prosecutors announced.  Joseph and Adriana Shayota of El Cajon contracted with the distributors of the energy...

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